Decay resistance of beams made from thermally modified Scots pine and Norway spruce after 6 years' exposure in ground contact

Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, Hannu Viitanen

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    Abstract

    In the present study the resistance of beams treated by ThermoWood[...] process was studied in ground contact and the results given are based on a "modified" EN 252 test. After six years' exposure clear differences were found between untreated Scots pine and Norway spruce beams and treated ones. In all cases thermal modification improved the performance. Thermally modified pine heartwood showed the best performance, where only partial decay was found in the outer part of glue-laminated beams s. Decay was more accelerated in Scots pine sapwood, and especially within untreated pine sapwood posts, severe decay was found.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventScientific Conference on Wood Protection, IRG48 - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 4 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceScientific Conference on Wood Protection, IRG48
    Abbreviated titleIRG48
    CountryBelgium
    CityGhent
    Period4/06/178/06/17

    Keywords

    • decay resistance
    • ground contact
    • Scots pine
    • Norway spruce
    • sapwood
    • heartwood
    • Thermowood[...]

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